This detached stone-built former crofter's cottage with an open fire for 2 people is in the tiny village of Suladale between the coastal towns of Portree and Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland. The Old Cottage was once a humble crofter's dwelling, but it has now been lovingly restored and carefully renovated to become a delightfully comfortable holiday home in the tranquil hamlet of Suladale on the Isle of Skye. The owners have refurbished the cottage to ensure that it stays in keeping with its traditional Scottish character and surroundings, and the attractive accommodation includes a wood burning stove in the open p...lan living area, and a bedroom with four poster bed. Anyone looking for a romantic getaway will find it at The Old Cottage. The owners have created a warm and welcoming holiday cottage which reflects the special magic of the Isle of Skye.
Amenities: Open fire in sitting area and two oil-filled radiators. Electric double oven and hob with overhead extractor, microwave, fridge, TV with basic Sky package and DVD player with a selection of films, small library of games/books/maps. Fuel starter pack for open fire inc. in rent, electricity charged via meter (charge based on meter reading at end of stay). Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large enclosed garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops & pub/restaurant at Edinbane 4 miles.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: The crofters' hamlet of Suladale is a charming place over the sea to Skye situated between Portree and Dunvegan. A number of working crofts with livestock can still be seen here. Skye offers numerous visitor attractions including walking, fishing, bird-watching and horse riding at the stables close by. There's so much to see and do - take a boat trip out to sea from Portree; explore Dunvegan Castle, or climb up the Cuillin Mountains. The fabulous summer ceilidhs and lively pub sessions are not to be missed on any visit to this area, and they are a fantastic experience for locals and island visitors alike! Find out where the local tipple comes from at the popular brewery in Uig. Portree offers a number of fine restaurants, a good assortment of interesting shops and workshops which showcase local skills in arts and crafts.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Elevated, secluded position looking down the valley and out to s
Left on 07/19/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | David and Di
Cosy lounge, comfy bed. Bit on the cool side but once you figure out the heating it's alright. Great if you like an open fire. If you stay in May you will be woken each morning by the sound of a cuckoo in the trees outside the bedroom! Idyllic,
Local supermarket is only in Portree 20 minutes away!
Left on 09/14/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | tweedy
great cottage enjoyed so much booked a fortnight for 2013
Ideal getaway, superb location with good views, interior was spo
Left on 01/07/2012 for a stay in November 2011 | RichieRich
We were after a compact romantic place to stay and this place delivered. Was clean and had all mod cons. i would return here again.
Iman P. Seudonym
Lovely cottage in a beautiful environment
Left on 11/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Iman P. Seudonym
Lovely cottage in a beautiful environment, nicely decorated and cozy, makes a great base for hillwalking on Skye
Lovely holiday in skye
Lovely holiday in Skye
Left on 11/13/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Lovely holiday in skye
We had a lovely holiday in the cottage at suladale, it exceeded our expectations, the walk over the moors behind the cottage to the Iron age broch was a particular delight if wet in places
Cosy cottage in an idyllic setting
Left on 11/08/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | janlovesken
The cottage was lovely, just right for a couple. Weather wasn't quite what it should have been for august so it was lovely to return in the evening and light the fire.
Christine & Kevin
Fantastic cottage and holiday
Left on 07/24/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Christine & Kevin
Fantastic Location, clean, comfortable and the weather was good as well. Would definitely stay here again. If I had to point out one thing that could be improved it is the fridge, one with a small freezer box would be handy.
Mr & Mrs Couper
Left on 12/19/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Mr & Mrs Couper
Lovely cottage, very quiet. Lovely couple very helpful would love to stay there again.
Negative side. No washing machine or nowhere to wash or dry clothes. Had to go to portree to get our clothes washed and dried.
North Yorkshire, England
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | The Winton-Wrights
Booked the cottage through Sykes Cottages. Very prompt and good service.
Directions to Cottage on the Isle of Skye were accurate and with aid of
SatNav arrived no problem.
After a 10 hour journey we arrived at destination and were pleasantly
surprised. There were only two images of the cottage in the brochure which
didn't do it justice and these were external shots. So you can imagine we
were a little anxious on arrival.
The cottage was neat and tidy inside and out and was set back on a hill with
a steepish driveway and gate. Internally it was nicely decorated with a
welcoming open fire. The kitchen area was small but functional, bathroom
was adequate but well equipped. The one bedroom was impressive with a
four poster bed. Decent TV with Sky channels.
The cottage at Suladale is at the northern end of Skye but is only 20mins
driv to Portree which is great for fish and chips. We went in March, out of
season for boat rides, so i'd recommend going in late spring. Also take the
A87 to UIG, then A855 around the northern coastline of Skye past "The old
man of Storr'. Stunning!!
A few hours drive from cottage and your in the Western Highlands which are
mind blowing. A trip to Loch Ness and Urchart Castle is a must, allow a day
for that. Go to Plockton just past the main bridge at Skye (Kyle of Lochalsh).
Again out of season but a stunning little village and a late spring or summer
visit would be great.
For: Peace and tranquility. Cottage great although not ideal for a family of
4, more a romantic getaway for couples. Western Highlands. Talisker
Whisky distillery on Skye. The roads in late winter are really quiet. Old Man
Of Storr. Dunvegan Castle.
Against: Not enough pics of cottage which is better than in brochure. Metal
pans, take your own nonstick. Electric cookers take forever. Sofa bed not
ideal to sleep on. Unless your a hardy type go in late spring/summer as a
winter visit to Skye will literally blow you away.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | TKPhotographer
This cottage was set in a beautiful location and reasonably well appointed. The quality of kitchen utentials was poor.
The seating arangements were compromised by having an uncomfortabl, for sitting and I suspect sleeping on, bed settee.
This cottage could warrent the same rental or more as a 2 berth but with a higher standard of utilities. I would reccommend it to friends having told them of the minor negative parts.
Old Cottage Suladale
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | A Finlay
Well located property with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cottage makes a great base to explore the north of the island and has beautiful outlooks.
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